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Powered by 4 - April 15, 2018

  • 2018 Apr 15

Lamenting Prayers

Today's reading: Psalm 88:1-18

Affliction, trials and troubles will find their way into our lives, sometimes by no fault of our own and other times as a result of our sinful choices and actions. And when these times come, we can talk with God through our sorrow and mourning to seek comfort, forgiveness, restoration and peace.

Psalm 88 is a psalm filled with lamenting. The psalmist is in distress. He's dejected, his "soul is full of troubles," he's lost his strength, his "eye grows dim through sorrow." He feels helpless and rejected. Yet, even in this despondent condition, the psalmist knows that God is his refuge. So he continues to recognize God for who He is, and cry out to Him for help.

How does talking with God when you are hurting, discouraged, afraid or depressed impact your thinking and attitude? What did Psalm 88 show you about communicating with God in and through troubled times? Tami

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